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Augustine Project Training and Orientation dates: Would you like to help a child succeed at school? Become an Augustine Project tutor. To learn about this exciting volunteer opportunity, please contact Lily at to schedule an orientation. Orientations will be held on Wednesday, May 27 from 9-10:30am, Thursday, May 28 from 6-7:30pm, or Friday, May 29 from 12-1:30pm in the conference room at the Literacy Council. Following the orientation, you can sign up to attend our summer training class. Training will take place on Monday-Thursday July 13-16 and July 20-23 at place at ArtSpace Charter School in Swannanoa, NC.

Juicy Lucy's Burger Bar and Grill Give Back Fundraiser Thursday, May 14 from 11am-10pm: Mention the Literacy Council when you pay for your meal and Juicy Lucy’s Burger Bar and Grill will make a donation. Before you go stop by the Literacy Council and get a Free Milkshake card.

Movie Night: Join us Wed., May 13 at 6pm for a Movie Night at LCBC. We will show El Norte, an Oscar-nominated independent film from 1983 which tells the story of two indigenous youths who flee the Guatemalan Civil War. Click here for more info, and please contact to reserve a seat.

Annual Picnic: Bring a dish to share on Sat., May 30 from 11:30am- 1pm at the French Broad River Park pavilion (map here). Students, tutors, board members, staff,
and donors are invited to attend.

Learn what it is like to be a tutor or a student at the Literacy Council in the article: Mountain Causes, Asheville Citizen-TimesClick here for a pdf version.     

Become a volunteer tutor! The next orientation sessions for prospective volunteers will be on May 20 at 9am, and May 21at 5:30pm. Prospective volunteers should choose one of these sessions to attend. RSVP to

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Read our letter to the editor in the Asheville Citizen-Times thanking all of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Read about how an Augstine Project student's love of dogs helped him improve his reading.

Congratulations to Edith on passing the US Naturalization exam.

Congratulations to R.J., an Adult Education student, who was able to read a book to his grandchild for the first time.

Congratulations to Richard, an Adult Education student who has worked diligently and made huge gains.

Congratulations to Gina Poore, one of our very dedicated Adult Education students.

Read our tutor's story about traveling to Mexico with her student.

Meet our star ESOL student this year, Elena Zinchenko.

Read about the inspiring Jimenez/Hernandez family, a whole family of Literacy Council students!

Meet Jesus Hernandez, Augustine Project student.

Congratulations to our students! 2 ESOL students earned U.S. citizenship and 2 Adult Ed student were awarded their GEDs in January.

Read our May e-newsletter here.

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